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The origins of creativity

Author: Karl H Pfenninger; Valerie R Shubik; Bruce Adolphe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thinking is the ultimate human resource. Breaking through the barriers posed by dogma, and reaching beyond the limits of established patterns of thinking to discover what is new and useful is the  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl H Pfenninger; Valerie R Shubik; Bruce Adolphe
ISBN: 9780198507154 0198507151
OCLC Number: 777319622
Description: xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The entangled bank: an introduction --
1. Eureka! Discovery versus creation. Overturning the dogma: catalytic RNA / Thomas R. Cech. Form from fire / Dale Chihuly. Meaning in art and science / Gunther S. Stent --
2. Body, brain, and mind: emotion and reason. Embracing the range / David E. Rogers. Some notes on brain, imagination, and creativity / Antonio R. Damasio. With music in mind / Bruce Adolphe. The evolving brain / Karl H. Pfenninger --
3. The adaptive mind: deprivation versus rich stimulation. The early experience / Janina Galler. Creators: multiple intelligences / Howard Gardner. Tides of genius / George E. Palade --
4. Patterns of perception. A painter's perspective / Francoise Gilot. Line versus color: the brain and the language of visual arts / Charles F. Stevens. The fractal universe / Benoit B. Mandelbrot --
Insight into the foundations of creativity: a synthesis.
Responsibility: edited by Karl H. Pfenninger and Valerie R. Shubik ; with contributions from Bruce Adolphe [and others].

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